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Fire Rescue 

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue provides the City and region with a highly trained emergency service capable of handling a range of emergencies and hazardous situations. Fire suppression, auto extrication, hazardous material spills, industrial accidents, tiered medical response/defibrillation, high/low angle rescue, and confined space rescue are provided from eight stations. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue also delivers Emergency Planning for the community.

Mission Statement

To Save Life, Property and Environment by Providing Fire Protection, Rescue, Public Education and Medical Assistance to Our Community.


To Continue Our Commitment to Excellence and Provide a Dynamic Emergency Service, Respected and Valued by Our Customers (the Community).

Our present, and very progressive Fire Rescue Service is under the leadership of Fire Chief John Hay. It serves a population of 110,000 in an area of 322.5 square kilometres comprising 44 kilometres of Lake Superior shoreline, several interior waterways, and provides structural firefighting and emergency medical service to 89 square kilometres of Fort William First Nation Reservation No. 52., from eight fire stations. All first-response pumpers carry semi-automatic Heartstart Defibrillators and we participate in a signed Tiered Response agreement.

FF Assoc. Logo (w125xh118)Our Firefighters through the Professional Firefighters Association Local 193, among many other acts of charitable gesture, sponsor and serve the Thanksgiving Meal for the Salvation Army. The "Toys for Tots" campaign donates more than of $130,000 annually to the City of Thunder Bay Christmas Cheer Fund to purchase gifts for children in the City and District less fortunate than our own. Beginning mid-November, off-duty firefighters staff a “toy” fire station in the Food Court of Intercity Shopping Centre until the Wednesday preceeding Christmas Day.